Super-Healthy Hot Cross Buns Recipe!

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Recipes

We’ve found the recipe ingredient that’s not only packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals – it’s also easy for gluten-intolerants to digest. And did we mention these buns are dairy- and sugar-free too? Thank us later…

And the ingredient is (drumroll)… Spelt. Here’s how to use it to elevate your hot cross buns:

Spelt Hot Cross Buns Recipe

hot cross buns

Spelt Hot Cross Buns

This hot cross buns recipe is not only packed with nutrients – it's also easy for gluten-intolerants to digest and are dairy- and sugar-free.
Course Dessert, Snack


  • 300g spelt flour
  • tbsp coconut-blossom nectar or agave syrup
  • 1 tsp quick yeast
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • tsp

    Himalayan salt

  • 5 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 25g coconut oil
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 70g dried apricots, chopped
  • 50g dried currants

For The Crosses

  • 50g spelt flour
  • 25g almond milk


  • Mix the flour, nectar (or syrup), yeast, spice, salt and cardamom in
 a bowl. Separately, whisk the egg, coconut oil and almond milk together and slowly mix it into the flour. Fold in the apricots and currants until it becomes a dough.
  • Allow the dough 
to rest for one hour in a warm spot until it has risen. Knead dough for five minutes. Cut into eight balls. Place on 
a lined tray and rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and start making the crosses. Mix together the flour and milk and roll the dough into sausages.
  • Once the buns have risen, mix a little nectar or syrup with water and brush over the top of the buns and stick on the crosses. Bake the buns in the oven for about 15 minutes, until golden. Brush again with the sweetened water and serve warm or toasted.
Keyword Easter

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